Last summer, the garlic bolted. This meant there were lots of bulbils, which I planted over the winter. The majority of these I dug up today, having decided they looked like they were ready, if this concept is appropriate for them.
To be honest, they look almost as big as some of the garlic bulbs I’ve just dug up, planted from bought bulbs. I wonder therefore if this is because the garlic has naturalised to my environment or if the soil was simply less heavy in this spot.
In any case, I felt that they needed to come out of the ground, so that they can be replanted with wider spacing. This I will do later in the year.
However, there are other bulbils which I am leaving in situ. They are in a bed of poppies (unintended) and, besides not wanting to disturb the flowers, it will be interesting to see how these fare from growing for two years undisturbed.